2014Santa Fe, NMLensic Theater7:30 pm
Please join us for the final farewell tour by the undisputed elder statesman of Appalachian music and a giant in the bluegrass world. Now 86 and still in superb voice, Ralph Stanley’s high-lonesome, mournful tenor is often hailed as the greatest, most soulful voice ever to emerge from Appalachia, whether singing his signature “Man Of Constant Sorrow,” his definitive, haunting a cappella version of “Oh Death,” or any of the classic tunes he created as half of The Stanley Brothers. The singer/banjo player came to fame playing with his older brother Carter as half of the iconic Stanley Brothers, and later as leader of the Clinch Mountain Boys. One of the most prolific recording artists in history, over the course of seven decades he has performed on more than 170 bluegrass, country, and gospel records, won three Grammy awards, and received the prestigious National Medal of Arts. His was the distinctive sound behind the seven-million-selling O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack. For his final tour, Stanley will be gracing the finest stages throughout the world. We at Southwest Roots Music are happy that the Lensic is among them, and we are proud to have worked with this great American music icon for many years.
Lensic Theater, 211 W. San Francisco, Santa Fe, NM